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St Mary the Virgin, Church Street

St Mary the Virgin, Church Street, Minster, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 4BX View on map

Known as the 'Cathedral of the Marshes' 'St Mary's Church was founded in AD 670 The oldest part of the present building was built just after the Norman Conquest. The Nave has stool in its present form since about 1156. The 18 misericords are some of the in the finest south of England


Opening Arrangements

The Church is open daily from 9am - 5.30pm Summer months 9am - 4.30 pm Winter months


From the A2 join the A299 to Ramsgate and Margate. Follow the signs for Ramsgate. At the roundabout at Minster turn right into the village and the road leads down the hill, through the village to the church. Minster station 1/4 mile from the church. No Sunday bus service available.

Parking Spaces


There is a public car park nearby

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: No